Making The Shift is a monthly newsletter to share stories, resources, and ideas around environmental education through inquiry-based learning. Let's collaborate!
  
 
    
As the air gets crisp and cool, and the environment continues its yearly changes, it's the perfect time to explore your local neighbourhood! If you do go exploring, please share your outdoor experience with the Natural Curiosity community by tagging us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

We look forward to joining with you this year as we celebrate and dive deeper into Environmental Inquiry in classrooms across the country.
 


Summer Institutes of Professional Learning

This summer Natural Curiosity partnered with Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) to facilitate inquiry-based institutes of professional learning. We learned alongside educators and enthusiasts from all over the world, eager to deepen their understanding and practice of inquiry-based teaching and learning.

Fall and Winter Institutes
Register for one of our popular "Making Authentic Inquiry Work!" institutes.

"Reframing My Learning Stance to Learn Through Inquiry" 
By Teresa Hadley - Learning Partner 
Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board

    
In the summer of 2013 I registered for a summer institute, Making Authentic Inquiry Work, with a couple of colleagues.  When we arrived mid summer for the institute we were ready to learn.  The first morning we waited eagerly and wondered when the facilitators were going to tell us what we needed to know and do.  By lunch we were getting a little anxious wondering if we were really going to leave understanding meaningful student inquiry.  It wasn’t until we sat outside during lunch that we began to reflect on the morning and realized something that changed the rest of our experience; we wanted to learn about this transformative method of learning through a very conventional method of teaching. To continue reading click here. 

A Natural Curiosity Around the World!  
 

This summer Haley Higdon, the Program Lead for Natural Curiosity and Chriss Bogert, the Vice Principal at the Laboratory School were invited to visit Colegio Aletheia in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Colegio del Sol in Asunción, Paraguay. They led workshops at both schools and facilitated a two-day Inquiry Institute for educators from schools across Asunción. These events were supported by Centro Paraguaya de Studio Canadienses and Red Solar. Click here to check out a video of the Institute at Colegio del Sol. 

    

Looking for Leadership Opportunities for your Students? 

LSF's Youth Forums are a great opportunity for teachers & students to get the inspiration and skills needed to start an action project! 
Winnipeg, MB - Nov 7 | Gr 9-12


Take Me Outside Day! Oct. 26, 2016

Take Me Outside Day, in partnership with The Child and Nature Alliance of Canada, is an opportunity for schools across Canada and around the world to show the importance of getting outside. It's a day to support education extending beyond four walls and a desk!

Haley Higdon, the Program Lead for Natural Curiosity has joined the Board of Directors for The Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM). It is Canada’s only national, bilingual, and charitable network for environmental learning.

EECOM works strategically and collaboratively to advance environmental learning.

Some of EECOM’s key activities include:

Click here to become a member today!


If you want to check out past Natural Curiosity newsletters you can do so on our website. Find them in our "Newsletter Archive" section! 
Natural Curiosity: Building Children's Understanding of the World Through Environmental Inquiry
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